Archive for March, 2011

Two words: You’re welcome.

Kate and Nick can barely contain their excitement. Sure, no Bay Area men’s team made it to the dance this year, but the Stanford women are in the Elite Eight, the Santa Clara men are in the CIT Championship, and opening day is just three days away! So put down that busted bracket and get excited, dammit.

It’s time for another edition of That’s What She Said! Click here to listen.

Four words: Defending World Series Champs. Are you ready to get the chills all over again? Then press play, baby!

March Madness continues and Kate and Nick’s brackets have yet to bust. That’s why the duo’s talking hoops, hoops, and more hoops! Then it’s a Sharks and Warriors end of the season update, a Barry Bonds perjury trial preview, a spring training check-in, and the very latest on Nick’s crusade to get a big couch into his little apartment. Click here to listen!

Despite his diminutive size, 2-time Cy Young Award winner and 2010 World Series Champion – Timmy “The Freak” Lincecum – can apparently fit quite a bit of junk in the ol’ lunch box.

That’s according to this story, which states that Tim’s usual order at In-N-Out is three Double-Doubles with cheese, two orders of fries and a milkshake. In other words, the 168 lb. pitcher – yeah, right – can put away 3,385 calories in one sitting. If you think that’s impressive, just wait ’till you hear what he eats at his favorite burger joint back in Washington!

And my love affair with Mr. Lincecum continues …

I’m smiling this morning, thanks to two former Bay Area athletes with the courage to stand up for what is right. Full disclosure, I’m gay, so hearing about the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network’s (GLSEN) new “Changing the Game” project hits close to home. The project’s mission is as follows:

To assist K-12 schools in creating and maintaining an athletic and physical education climate that is based on the core principles of respect, safety and equal access for all, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

Though I didn’t come out until college, I had friends who I believe would have in high school, if the support and respect that this new project aims to bring had already been in place. So while I know it’ll take time for this campaign to make a difference, I’m hopeful that eventually it will help create a positive environment in which numerous young LGBT athletes – who may shy away from sports fraught with homophobia today – are able to excel.

In addition to Fujita and Wiggins, other supporters and members of the Project’s advisory board include: Hall of Fame tennis players Billie Jean King and Martina Navratilova; ESPN The Magazine and ESPN.com columnist LZ Granderson; Olympic softball medalists Jessica Mendoza and Lauren Lappin; Toronto Maple Leafs President and General Manager Brian Burke; three-time All-American wrestler Hudson Taylor; Rugby player Ben Cohen; former MLB player Billy Bean; and former NBA player John Amaechi.

For a full write-up on the project, click here.

After a massive 2008 season, during which Jackson hit .300, scored 85 runs and knocked in 75 as a member of the Arizona Diamondbacks, the former Cal star fell victim to a nasty foe … the disabled list. Valley fever took away Jackson’s 2009 season and a hernia and strained hammy ruined his 2010 campaign. So, instead of working on something baseball related this offseason, Jackson instead focused on improving his karma.

Hey, you gotta love a guy that worries about his positive energy, right? Especially one that’s a former Bear and current Oakland Athletic. Click here to read the full story.

Great news from down in the desert! Inside Bay Area is reporting that Bishop O’Dowd alum, Tyson Ross, is in the mix to be the Oakland Athletics fifth starter this season. The 6’6″ fireballer was a 2nd round draft choice of the A’s back in 2008, which had to be pretty exciting, seeing as Ross was born in Berkeley and played college ball at Cal.

I had the chance to interview the big man during his time with the Bears and he seemed like a great kid. Polite, humble, and one hell of an athlete. Here’s hoping he’s able to parlay a great spring into a regular spot in the Oakland rotation!

March Madness is upon us and Kate and Nick are talking the Saint Mary’s snub, the Stanford women’s chances of taking it all, as well as a tease of their soon-to-be-completed brackets. Then it’s a quick NASCAR update, some Sharks and Warriors gossip, the latest NFL rule changes, and the countdown continues … MLB opening day is just two weeks away!

Click here to listen to today’s show.

And for those of you doing a bracket this year, we’d love to get you onto our Monday show! All you’ve gotta do is call the TWSS voicemail box at 415-413-7316 and leave your name, the two teams you’ve got in the final and who you think is gonna win. Easy, right? So call today!

TWSS Will Be Back …

Posted: March 10, 2011 in Rants

Hi friends! Hope you’ve had a great week!

My apologies for not posting the past few days. I’ve been on jury duty and am hoping to complete my service Friday, so that Nick and I can record a much overdue TWSS podcast on Monday.

UPDATE: Kate remains in jury duty limbo through Monday, so a new TWSS show will (hopefully) be up on Tuesday.

UPDATE TO THE UPDATE: Kate has finished her duty as a civil servant. (Whew!) So check back on Wednesday for a “March Madness Preview Edition” of the TWSS podcast!

And again, thanks so much for your patience. Nick and I promise to make this week’s show worth the wait!